Terrence Mahon

Terrence Mahon - Coach, High Performance Program

Terrence Mahon has joined the Boston Athletic Association to lead and coach a high performance distance running initiative for the organization.

Mahon is considered a top middle distance and distance running coach, and he is credited with having developed or coached eight Olympians since 2005.

He began his coaching career in 2003 with renowned endurance coach Joe Vigil serving as a mentor to Mahon. In 2003 and 2004, Mahon offered private coaching under his company Spiridon Running, LLC, prior to taking charge of Team Running USA, the elite group which would later become the Mammoth Track Club. Most recently, Mahon was employed by UK Athletics in England, where he served as Lead Endurance Coach.

At the B.A.A., Mahon will work with Michael Pieroni to create a high performance running program consisting of U.S. athletes. Mahon will recruit and coach the high performance athletes, and Pieroni will continue to be the director of the entire club. Mahon, along with the athletes who will comprise the high performance group, will be based in Boston.

"The B.A.A. has a rich history of athletic excellence, both in terms of events and club membership, and I look forward to developing the next generation of top Americans who will compete wearing the Unicorn," said Mahon. "The athletes who will run for the B.A.A. in this program will represent one of this country's oldest and most prestigious running clubs, and our group will be the newest contributor to the already strong legacy of running in Boston."

Coaching Achievements:

  • American Records (women): 8k, 15k, Half Marathon & Marathon, (men): 20k, Half Marathon
  • Major Marathon Champion: Chicago, London
  • Major Marathon Podium Finishes: Boston, Chicago, NYC
  • US National Champions: 1500m, 10,000m, 15k roads, 20k roads, Half Marathon, Marathon
  • World Ranked Athletes: 800m #2, 1500m #1, 5,000m # 7, 10,000m # 9, Marathon #1
  • Olympic & World Finalists since 2005: 1500m, 5,000m, 10,000m, Marathon

Coaching Awards:

  • 2009  USOC Doc Counsilman Science Award Winner - Track & Field Coach
  • 2011 & 2012  USATF Center of Excellence Award, Mammoth Track Club
  • 2012  Running USA Allen Steinfeld Award for Elite LDR Training Center - Mammoth Track Club

US National Team Coaching Positions:

  • 2007  USATF Team Head Coach – Yokohama Women’s Ekiden Championship
  • 2010  USATF World Indoor Championship Coach - Men‘s Middle & Long Distance  
  • 2011  USATF World Championships Coach - Women’s Middle & Long Distance
B.A.A. Moment 6

1972 - Women Official Entrants in Marathon

Although Bobbi Gibb was the first woman to complete the Boston Marathon in 1966, it was not until the 1972 Boston Marathon that women could become official entrants due to a change in AAU rules. Pictured (left to right) above are seven of the eight women who participanted in the first official women's field of the Boston Marathon - Nina Kusciak, Katherine Switzer, Elaine Pederson, Ginny Collins, Pat Barrett, Frances Morrison, Sara Mae Berman (not pictured - Valerie Rogosheske).